Kemi Olunloyo remanded again after court grants her bail

Hours after granting bail to the controversial journalist and blogger Kemi Olunloyo by a magistrate court in Port Harcourt, that decision was upturned by a Federal Court. This making it the second time the bail application is denied.

The earlier ruling by the Magistrate Court was overruled by a Federal High Court sitting in Rivers State, denying the daughter of former governor of Oyo State freedom to go home.

However, charges against  Samuel Walson Port Harcourtb ased publisher who was arrested on the same day with Kemi Olunloyo were dropped.

Kemi and Walson were both detained at the Port Harcourt prison following a petition written to the Nigerian Police Force by Pastor David Ibiyeomie of Salvation Ministries who claimed they both defamed him.

Kemi’s bail hearing was earlier stalled following the absence of a magistrate, Alatuwo Fubara, of the Port Harcourt Magistrate’s Court due to illness.

The absence of the court magistrate forced the court to shift it to March 30, 2017, for hearing on the bail application of the two journalists.


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